ISA Webinar: The Phenomena of Belonging

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm


ISA Scholarships to Executive Physician Leadership Program

Program date: Sept. 9-12, 2021. Details in article below







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The Phenomena of Belonging

Virtual session on Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00 pm Central Time

Including people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences adds value. It means access to the widest range of perspectives, talents and skills. Often, that is where the focus ends—diversity and inclusion. However, there is a third, critical component, and that is “belonging.” A simple word but a huge concept. Diversity and inclusion just do not work without it.

Creating cultures of diversity and inclusion in our organizations requires that we strive to nurture a sense of belonging in those who work, live, play and worship alongside us in our shared spaces and communities.

Join speaker Montrece Ransom, JD, MPH (pictured at left) in a discussion on how belonging represents—and gives power and force to—the concepts of diversity and inclusion. Belonging means acceptance, not tolerance. It means more than feeling like you fit in. Belonging is a mindset characterized by being able to be authentic, knowing you matter and that your voice is essential.

Belonging is:
• A basic human need
• A prerequisite for the development of self-esteem, confidence, and reaching full potential
• Something you can create for yourself
• Among the strongest of human motivators
• Demonstrated through acceptance, active inclusion, and representation


Executive Physician Leadership Program 

September 9–12, 2021

James L. Allen Center at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Inspire. Influence. Achieve. ASA’s Executive Physician Leadership Program, designed in partnership with Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, provides aspiring to mid-level leaders with necessary leadership skills development in the areas of influence and motivation, change management, corporate finance and health care system strategy. Your successful completion of this four-day curriculum will advance your leadership and health care strategy skills while earning CME credits. More information on ASA’s Executive Physician Leadership Program is available here.

ISA Is Offering Scholarships

Now more than ever it is imperative for physician anesthesiologists to take on leadership roles in strategic health care planning and delivery!

To help our members, ISA is pleased to offer four scholarships (1/2 of the fee) to ASA’s Executive Physician Leadership Program scheduled for in-person on September 9-12, 2021.

Interested? Members are encouraged to submit their CV along with a brief statement explaining their reasons for participating in the Program.

Physician Anesthesiologist Week Kicks Off with Proclamation by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker

The week of January 31-February 6, 2021 has been declared Physician Anesthesiologist Week. For details, see story using this link.